Rubin Singer debuted his eponymous collection during New York Fashion Week in February 2007. With inspiration stemming from his Russian Couture roots, Singer’s work has been heralded by retailers and editors worldwide.
Singer comes from a dynasty of Russian fashion designers. His father Alik is a third-generation couturier, creating costumes for the Bolshoi Ballet and Stanislavsky Theater. His grandfather, for whom he is named, was one of the most celebrated designers in the Soviet Union, dressing the likes of Stalin and Russian royalty.
Singer trained under his father’s watchful eye until he left for university at the prestigious Central St. Martins in London. He later began his career in New York as an Associate Designer at Oscar de la Renta. During his tenure at Oscar, Singer learned the importance of brand identity to a designer label and gained an appreciation for the hard work and integrity necessary to be the person behind the brand. He was then scouted by Bill Blass to be Head Designer of three Blass licensees. In 2005, Singer was hired as the Head Designer of Kai Milla, a company started by the wife of Stevie Wonder, which bears her name. After two years and a successful brand launch, Singer parted ways with the company and shifted his focus to the development of his own collection.
Singer’s collections are produced with couture precision. His work features angular cuts, strong proportions and bold, original prints. Accordingly, Singer says, “My customer demands both seriousness and whimsy; characteristics that are not bound by age, size or geography but more by an innate sense of self. My goal is to empower women.”
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